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Treatment for Migraines With an Implantable Device

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00286078
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 3, 2006
Results First Posted : August 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston Scientific Corporation

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an implantable device for difficult to treat migraine. There are a significant number of patients who have drug refractory migraine and alternative therapies are needed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Migraine Device: Precision Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 179 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Precision Implantable Stimulator for Migraine (PRISM) Study- Occipital Nerve Stimulation (ONS) for Migraine
Study Start Date : February 2006
Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Migraine
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Stimulation on
Device: Precision
Implantable neurostimulator
Sham Comparator: 2
Sham Stimulation up to 12 weeks post-activation. Actual Stimulation from 12 weeks post-activation on.
Device: Precision
Implantable neurostimulator

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Migraine Frequency at 12 Weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 weeks ]
    Change from baseline in migraine days/month at 12 weeks

  2. Frequency of Adverse Event [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
    Cumulative frequency of adverse events from randomization to 26 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be diagnosed with multiple migraines per month of moderate to severe intensity;
  • Be refractory to medication;
  • Be an appropriate candidate for the surgical procedures required for this study;
  • Be willing and able to comply with all study related procedures;
  • Be capable of reading and understanding patient information materials and giving written informed consent.


  • Have onset of migraine after age 50;
  • Have a significant psychiatric disorder;
  • Have previously been treated with occipital nerve stimulation;
  • Have had an injection of botulinum toxin in the head or neck within 6 months prior to enrollment;
  • Have previously undergone destructive ganglionectomy affecting C2/C3 occipital and/or trigeminal distribution or have an occipital blockade or radio frequency procedure currently in effect;
  • Have a condition currently requiring or likely to require the use of MRI or diathermy;
  • Have an active implantable device;
  • Have participated in any drug or device trial in the last 4 weeks or plan to participate in any other study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00286078

United States, Colorado
Mile High Research Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
United States, Connecticut
The New England Center for Headache
Stamford, Connecticut, United States, 06902
United States, Georgia
Walton Rehabilitation Hospital
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30901
United States, Illinois
Rush Pain Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Diamond Headache Clinic
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
United States, Massachusetts
New England Regional Headache Center
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01605
United States, Missouri
Headache Care Center
Springfield, Missouri, United States, 65807
United States, Nevada
Headache Specialists
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
United States, New York
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Headache Unit
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
United States, Oregon
The Neurological Clinic
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97210
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University - Jefferson Headache
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
United States, Tennessee
Nashville Neuroscience Group
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
United States, Texas
Research Center
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76162
United States, Utah
Lifetree Clinical Research
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84106
United States, Washington
Swedish Pain & Headache Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Scientific Corporation
Principal Investigator: Richard Lipton, MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc.

Responsible Party: Boston Scientific Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00286078     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EI0105
First Posted: February 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 9, 2016
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018

Keywords provided by Boston Scientific Corporation:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases